Philosophy

Cooloon Children’s Centre Inc. is situated in Minjungbal country in the Bundjalung nation.

We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of this land on which Cooloon Children’s Centre Inc.is built and where we play and learn. Cooloon is the original name of Tweed Heads and is an aboriginal word meaning place of many trees.

 

At Cooloon Children’s Centre Inc. (CCC) we are committed to providing a nurturing and educational high-quality service where we value and celebrate the early years and view early childhood education as the foundation for lifelong learning.

Within our beautiful and natural environments, we follow a child led curriculum based on the principals, practices and learning outcomes of The National Quality Framework – Belonging Being and Becoming. 

 

Secure, respectful, and reciprocal relationships underpin what we do, and we achieve this through consistent and long-term relationships between teachers/educators and children. 

Partnerships are a key element in the success of early learning at CCC.

We recognise families are the most influential teachers in each child’s learning and value and use all information families provide to enrich our program. 

 

Partnerships are a key element in the success of early learning at CCC.

We recognise families are the most influential teachers in each child’s learning and value and use all information families provide to enrich our program. High Expectations and Equity recognises and values the different types of knowledge, skills, ways of doing and knowing regardless of circumstances and abilities, that children, families, staff, and community bring to CCC. We understand that young children have their own unique ways of being and extend and scaffold this through our inclusive and flexible program and routines.

 

Respect for Diversity underpins our curriculum and teaching at CCC. We acknowledge that we all have a cultural background and children have a right to have their culture, identity strengths and capabilities acknowledged and valued. Ongoing Learning and Reflective Practice involves teachers/educators who are reflective and thoughtful and engage with each other around theories of practice, the ECA Code of Ethics, new professional learnings, knowledge of each child from observations and families to gather information and gain insights that support, inform and enrich the decision making that supports children’s learning.

 

Our Practices to support a high-quality program include the belief that children learn best as active learners when teachers/educators support them as partners in learning across all areas of development – intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Learning for young children is holistic, interactive, and informal and children’s interests and voices are listened to and reflected in their shared learning journey with others.

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2  Park Street

P O Box 852, Tweed Heads  NSW   2485

(07) 5536 5929

cooloonchildcare@auschild.org.au

Hours : Mon - Fri : 7:45am - 6pm

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